The news that came through today regarding MOON RACER going for the Champion Hurdle in preference to the Supreme Novices’ wasn’t wholly unexpected given what had been said in recent weeks. David Pipe said: “We discussed all the options open to Moon Racer with the horse’s connections as he had entries in …Read More »
This has been won by an Irish trained runner in six of the last 10 years and in three of the last four, with a Willie Mullins trained horse winning those three and one other. It makes sense, therefore, to look first at what he has entered up: MELON BUNK …Read More »
Racing Post are having a laugh (or is there a Mullins Monopoly), and one for the all-weather just for Ron!
When Ron and I recorded the Podcast this afternoon (Friday), I did promise a passing mention for the Cheltenham Festival Bumper and having seen the nonsense on the Racing Post website I simply cannot resist. Now I do decry my journalistic colleagues, and I am as aware as anyone that …Read More »
This week we have seen some interesting events in the World of racing, with trainers top of the list for me personally, and all sorts of goings on behind the scenes. On the negative side, what is going on inside Irish racing if someone of the calibre of Charlie Swan …Read More »
First things first and for those who have yet to listen to the Podcast may I wish you all a very Happy New Year. Ron clearly agrees with the saying that the devil makes work for idle hands (or something like that) and has plenty of exciting plans for 2015 …Read More »
UK 2-0 Hong Kong as far as last week’s bets were concerned with two out of two winners at Cheltenham and naught out of two winners in Hong Kong but I’ll settle for that even if the winners were so well backed the prices ended up on the silly side. …Read More »
One winner one loser at Meydan last week for a profit at the end of the day (which can only be seen as a bonus), but with some stamina sapping handicap awaiting us this week at Aintree I will be amazed if we stage a repeat of that miracle! Before …Read More »
To no-ones great surprise it has been a busy week, though I have to say Ron and I had a blast doing the podcast with an honourable draw the result in my mind, with Ron’s winners stacked up against my each way places at decent prices – a profitable Cheltenham …Read More »
As those who listen to our Podcast will soon know, this weekend is possibly best described as the lull before the storm, a relatively unimportant part of racing history that is merely a poor quality starter (garlic mushrooms?) ahead of the main course that starts at Cheltenham next Tuesday. I …Read More »
I love my job! Trips to the handicap lunch, Jonjo O’Neill’s amazing yard, Nigel Twiston-Davies, all in two days!
Two out of three winners last week (poor prices I grant you – sorry), but Ron will not let me sit on my laurels and I have been out and about all week sorting out information for both Cheltenham and beyond. As you may have red in the last two …Read More »